MMA returns to UFC Fight Pass on Friday night with Legacy Fighting Alliance’s first live event of three this month, LFA 104.
This card comes less than one month removed from LFA 103, which saw six of its scheduled eight fights end in stoppages (75 percent stoppage rate on the night), making for a 63.1 percent stoppage rate so far this year for the promotion.
Live coverage of LFA 104 begins on Facebook at 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT with the prelims, followed by the seven-fight main card at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass.
Highlighting the night from Shawnee, OK’s Grand Casino Hotel and Resort is a nontitle affair at Lightweight between Aaron McKenzie (9-2-1) and Brandon Phillips (8-3), a three-round fight at five minutes per round.
Heading into the main event on Friday night, Aaron McKenzie is the taller man at 5-foot-11, with Brandon Phillips standing 5-foot-5.
How they got here:
Aaron McKenzie has posted a 4-1 record in his last five fights and enters this main event on a two-fight winning streak.
Last time out, he scored a unanimous decision vs. Joe Giannetti in LFA 94 on Oct. 30 last year on UFC Fight Pass.
In the other corner, Brandon Phillips has gone 3-2 in his last five MMA fights, but hasn’t fought inside the cage in two and a half years, when he scored a second-round knockout (punches) of Diego Pichillingue during Rage in the Cage OKC 61 in September of 2018.
At the same time, he’s made three kickboxing appearances for the Xtreme Fight Night promotion, going 2-1.
The Tale of the Tape:
According to Tapology, Aaron McKenzie owns a 76 ½-inch reach, with no such information for Brandon Phillips going into Friday night.
Prediction: Aaron McKenzie by unanimous decision.
Other fights on LFA 104’s main card include:
Co-Main Event: Carlos Candelario (7-0) vs. Yuma Horiuchi (7-3) [Flyweight]
Julien Leblanc (5-1) vs. Joel Bauman (3-1) [Middleweight]
Kelvin Rayford (5-1) vs. Chris Brown (5-3) [Welterweight]
Timothy Teves (5-2) vs. Javier Garcia (6-3) [catchweight: 150 lbs.]
Thomas Petersen (3-0) vs. Odell Pantlin (0-1) [Heavyweight]
Obinwa Ikebunna (2-1) vs. Roland Dunlap (1-0) [Middleweight]
LFA 104 at a Glance: (Friday)
Prelims: 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT, Facebook
Main Card: 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass